What’s On in Derbyshire

Wirksworth Arts Festival / Art and Architecture Trail

10-18 September 2022 / 10-11th Art And Architecture Trail.

For two weeks in September this quirky and vibrant Derbyshire market town comes to life with the annual Wirksworth Art Festival. The festival has been running since 1994 when artists in the town decided to use their own homes to exhibit not just their own art but the art of others. Continue reading

Belper Steam and Vintage Event

8th & 9th June 2019   –   09:00 – 17:00

First established in 1989, Belper Steam and Vintage Event is now one of the largest in the county. It has exhibits and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, including; Vintage Vehicles on show, and plenty of charity, trade, craft and auto jumble stalls. There are also arena events, olde tyme fair and street entertainers to keep children occupied.

Bakewell Food Festival

27th April 2019  –  28th April 2019

The Bakewell Food Festival, held in the picturesque town of Bakewell, boast over 70 stalls which includes locally sourced produce, tasty dishes and delicious drinks. There will be a number of cookery demonstrations to inform and educate.

The Love Food Roadshow will be present, with celebrity chef Richard Fox, which will also feature children’s cookery. In addition to this family event, there will also be pony and donkey rides, and many other fun activities for the whole family.

You can even have a taste of the famous Bakewell Pudding, What better way to spend your time in Derbyshire?

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Every Saturday and Sunday from 7th September 2019 until 27th October 2019

Matlock Bath Illuminations features a spectacular illuminated and decorated boat parade along the River Derwent. It is a fun packed family event with fireworks every Saturday Nights at 21:00 and entertainment every Sunday night from 18:00 in Derwent Gardens.

The Boats can only be viewed on admission to the gardens. Pricing and ticket information can be found on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website



Bakewell Farmers Market

30th March 2019   /   27th April 2019   /   25th May 2019  /   29th June 2019  /   27th July 2019  /   31st August 2019  /   28th September 2019  /   26th October 2019  /   30th November 2019  /   21st December 2019*

Generally held on the last Saturday of every Month, The popular Bakewell Farmers Market attracts more than 5000 visitors and has 70 stalls to enjoy, most of the stalls  are dedicated to food and drink with a number of favourites such as real ales, wines, mushrooms, large vegetable stalls, rare breeds of pork, buffalo meat, ice cream, bread, jams and preserves.

It is the second largest Farmers Market in the Country and has recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018.